Bug 129473 - [Feature Request] Make a keyboard shortcut to highlight text (similar to CTRL+ALT+H in MS Office)
Summary: [Feature Request] Make a keyboard shortcut to highlight text (similar to CTRL...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 34804
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2019-12-18 14:14 UTC by amanda.l.hazel
Modified: 2019-12-19 23:58 UTC (History)
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Description amanda.l.hazel 2019-12-18 14:14:22 UTC
I am a freelance paralegal and work with several attorneys to draft legal documents. 

I frequently need to highlight certain sections of the documents for the attorney to review. As a fan of keyboard shortcuts, it would be extremely helpful to have a keyboard shortcut to activate the highlight feature. In MS Office the shortcut is CTRL+ALT+H if you have text selected.

Actual Results:
I have attempted to create a keyboard shortcut in TOOLS >CUSTOMIZE >KEYBOARD to make highlighting text easier (and without using the mouse). None of the shortcut keys accept the highlight function; even after saving the shortcut, exiting and restarting the program. Under the list of "shortcut" keys CTRL+ALT+H does not have any feature or function currently assigned.

Expected Results:
I would like the software to have a keyboard shortcut to highlight text without using the mouse to click on the highlight button on the toolbar.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Version: (x64)
Build ID: a64200df03143b798afd1ec74a12ab50359878ed
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

See Log: a64200df03143b798afd1ec74a12ab50359878ed
Comment 1 sdc.blanco 2019-12-19 23:58:57 UTC
I believe this request is the same as bug #34804.  If not, then please reopen.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 34804 ***